Posts tagged NFL playoffs

No More Meaningless Late-Season Games?

Vikings Packers

The NFL is considering scheduling divisional matchups in the final two weeks of the season to try to avoid something we’ve railed on before – teams that have clinched playoff berths sitting their starters. Is it a foolproof plan? No, but it’s a step in the right direction. Such a plan is unlikely to eliminate […]

Packers’ Victory Shows NFL’s Flaws

Ryan Grant and the Packers have run over, around and through the Cardinals

The Green Bay Packers 33-7 week 17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals put the NFL’s flaws in clear view. The game was meaningless. Everyone knew that after the Minnesota Vikings beat the New York Giants in an early game, which guaranteed the Cardinals could not move up in the playoff seeding. So what did the […]

A Look At the Green Bay Packers’ Playoff Picture

Frank Gore and the 49ers could still factor into the race. Photo: Paul Sakuma

To put it simply, the Green Bay Packers need to keep winning in order to make the playoffs, but let’s take a look at their competition. The Packers are currently battling the Philadelphia Eagles (7-4), New York Giants (6-5), and Atlanta Falcons (6-5) for two wild card spots. The San Francisco 49ers (5-6) could also […]